The Birthday Party.

I am happy to be writing this post because it means I survived the party.  What party, you ask?  Let me tell you all about it.

Savanna’s 5th birthday party was last weekend, and I made the brilliant decision to have it here at our house.  And have a petting zoo.  Here.  At our house.

It seemed like a pretty good idea at the time because 1) Savanna loves animals and 2) Chuck-e-Cheese sucks.  If we’re going to throw a party and spend lots of money, why not spend it on something she loves? This seemed like a great idea all the way up until two weeks before her party, at which point I began to feel like maybe it wasn’t.  Since I am really into self induced pressure, I decided to plunge ahead. Continue reading “The Birthday Party.” »

Get Me Out of Here

This is what our Rocky, our Yorkie does when I put him in his crate.  Seriously.  Who says dogs can’t talk?  SO PISSED.

Did She Just Call Them Potatoes?

So yesterday was one of the first days that we, as parents, are allowed to go into the classroom with our child to see a lesson in the morning.  I was busy doing a reading lesson with Savanna on her mat with her teacher when an adorable little girl walked up and began to tell the teacher something that I could tell was REALLY URGENT.  She started off by saying that her “mommy said daddy, um,” and was quickly shooed away by the teacher.  Here is the conversation that ensued: Continue reading “Did She Just Call Them Potatoes?” »

A Quick Word From Abraham-Hicks

I just noticed this Facebook post from the Abraham-Hicks™ page and had to share it.  I love this!

Abraham-Hicks™

The child is thinking, and receiving vibrational thought from you on the day that he enters your environment. That is the reason that beliefs are transmitted so easily from parent to child, from parent to child, from parent to child. The child is vibrationally receiving your fears, your beliefs, even without your spoken word… If you want to do that which is of greatest value for your child, give thought only to that which you want, and your child will receive only those wanted thoughts.

 

 

 

 

 

And now I know why my daughter loves Disney World just as much as I do.  Thought transmission from the moment she entered my “environment.”  That’s all for today, folks.  As always, be picky about your thoughts.  Thoughts are real energy, and they do become things rather quickly.  Ciao for now!

 

 

Avoid Foods With This Pretty Symbol

If you see food packages marked with this symbol, put the box down.  Slowly walk away.

irradiation symbol for radiation

Why?  This symbol communicates to you, the customer, that irradiation has been used to “add an extra layer of protection” against food borne pathogens. Irradiation includes gamma rays, which have been shown to produce dangerous compounds which may promote tumor growth and colon cancer.   Continue reading “Avoid Foods With This Pretty Symbol” »

Look Who Sits On My Foot

Our little dog, Rocky, likes to sit on my left foot.  Just the left.  I have no idea why he does this, but my foot is his favorite place to sit.  It doesn’t matter what I’m doing-cooking, cleaning, running-he figures any time is good.

 

 

The Two Best Learning Tricks for Kids

Do you remember your high school science classes?  If so, you probably remember being taught that our brain cells die as we age. I distinctly remember my Biology teacher turning to us in amazement and stating, “And do you know when they begin to die? Around the age of 20!  From there, your brain cells die.”  How encouraging.

We now know that this is false.  You can form new brain cells at any age with physical exercise and music, particularly in the hippocampus (memory) and the prefrontal cortex (the CEO of your brain).  This shows us that we can reverse the brain changes associated with depression and the symptoms associated with ADHD with exercise, too, but let’s focus on your kids for  now.

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Goodbye, Baby Days

Savanna fell asleep on the couch while watching “Tangled” on the iPad, and all I could think was this:

HOW ON EARTH DID SHE GET SO LONG??  Continue reading “Goodbye, Baby Days” »

Marriage, Cigarettes, and Health

If you think marital strife isn’t a big deal, think again.  While it’s normal to argue with your spouse, the way that you argue could have detrimental effects on your health that are far worse than you may think.

Marital fighting that includes hostility may have the same effect on your health as smoking or having high cholesterol. In other words, you could be a health nut who eats nothing but spinach, berries, and salmon each day and still have the same chance of dying from cancer as a smoker if you fight nasty with your spouse.  How’s that for a wake up call?

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3 Mothers Day Highlights

After spending the majority of the past 7 weeks pondering all of the reasons that miscarriage sucks, I think I finally have my A game back.  There were 3 highlights to our Mothers Day festivities that I thought I’d share for laughs.

Highlight #1

Savanna’s class hosted a Mothers Day Tea, during which Savanna gave me with “All The Things that Make My Mommy Special” tribute.  In the document, Savanna filled in the blanks to various questions about me, and her answers were both hilarious and somewhat accurate.  She noted that my favorite thing to do is “work out” and that my favorite food is “hamburgers.”  Note that I have never really consumed a hamburger, except for the time that we went to Table 42 for burger night, but this evidently made quite an impact.  I apparently look the best while “wearing a skirt,” and if I could go anywhere, it would be “Disney World.”  Also, she reminds us again that I “works out.”

Here is the little sheet that I will probably keep forever…. Continue reading “3 Mothers Day Highlights” »